Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga

Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga (HM26XR)

Location: Goliad, TX 77963 Goliad County
Buy Texas State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 28° 39.419', W 97° 23.221'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Mission of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit of Zuniga

Founded in 1722 by the Aguayo Expedition on "La Bahia del Espiritu Santo" (the Bay of the Holy Spirit), present Lavaca Bay. This mission reflects its former site in the popular name, "La Bahia". Its formal name (in part) honored Baltasar de Zuniga, Viceroy of New Spain.

Because of threats from the French and the Indians, Spain founded this mission and its auxiliary fort, Presidio Nuestra Senora de Loreto de la Bahia (now ¼ mi. SE) to defend its territory and convert the natives.

Difficulties, however, caused both to be moved, in only four years, to the Guadalupe River, and again in 1749 to this site, on the San Antonio River.

At its peak of success the mission possessed huge herds of cattle and supplied settlements in Mexico, as well as missions in present Texas.

In 1758 about 180 persons resided at the mission and fort. All about were Indian "jacales", crude clay-plastered brush huts thatched with grass. Spacious grazing lands and fertile fields surrounded the area, where colonists had formed a small community.

After a general decline caused the mission to be secularized in 1830, it fell into ruin. In 1932, this land was deeded to the state by Goliad County. The mission complex was partially restored, 1936-1939.
HM NumberHM26XR
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 657631 N 3171047
Decimal Degrees28.65698333, -97.38701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 39.419', W 97° 23.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 39' 25.14" N, 97° 23' 13.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 88-108 Park Rd 6, Goliad TX 77963, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?